Sink the para from paraformaldehyde

From:Tony Henwood

Sink the para from paraformaldehyde

Hi all,

I've noticed too many histonet postings using the term "4% paraformaldehyde".

Could I recommend that we remove the para from 4% paraformaldehyde solutions.

Paraformaldehyde is a powder.

In solution it becomes formaldehyde.

Tony Henwood JP, BappSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager
The Children's Hospital at  Westmead,
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